Core i3-4160 vs Core i7-3540M comparison
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i3-4160 is faster than the Core i7-3540M. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-3540M in all gaming tests too.
Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count and the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i3-4160 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-3540M. The Core i7-3540M outputs less heat than Core i3-4160 thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i3-4160 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.